Report updated in Spain at 18.45h on Tues 23 Feb
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CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday 23 February for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,161,432. This is an overall increase of 7,461 against the figure released on Monday – the lowest overall increase since 13 October, before the new ‘State of Alarm’ declared on 25 October.
The ministry claims that 3,184 of these infections have occurred in the past 24 hours. The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during this ‘third wave’ of the pandemic in Spain was on 21 January, when 18,504 cases were registered. During the ‘first wave’, it was on 31 March when 9,222 cases were registered.
Monday had seen an overall increase of 20,849 over Friday – the fourth consecutive drop in the rate of increase in weekend figures. Friday had seen an overall increase of 11,435 cases over Thursday, yet 3,986 in 24 hours.
The overall accumulated incidence rate for Spain has now dropped to 235,84 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days – now taking the country officially out of the ‘extreme risk’ level of below 250, after two months…